from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of harquebus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an obsolete matchlock firearm
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger, by which the burning match was applied. The musket was a later invention.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See harquebus, harquebusier.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
From 15th century Dutch haakbus, from haak ("hook") + bus ("box, tube"). (Wiktionary)